Firestone Mayor Chad Auer was recently elected as one of two co-vice chairmen to the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus executive committee. Auer has been serving on the executive committee since January 2012, and on the Caucus since his appointment to mayor in 2008.
“The Denver Metro Mayors Caucus is a very influential group that works collaboratively on a range of issues, such as transportation, health and wellness, and economic development,” Auer said. “We also weigh in on a variety of important legislative issues with candor and local insight.”
The nine-member executive committee is the agenda setting body for the Caucus, which was founded in 1993 and is comprised of 40 mayors from the Denver region. The goal of the Caucus is to promote cooperation, consensus and collaboration among regional issues.
In his final term as mayor of Firestone, Auer said serving on the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus in this manor is a huge honor for Firestone. Being a part of the executive committee will keep Auer at the forefront of the conversation regarding issues that may affect Firestone and the regional area. “Overtime, it’s about building relationships that has made me a better mayor to serve our residents,” he said. “Firestone has come a long way since I was first elected in 2008. This appointment is a testament to Firestone as a community.
The Metro Mayors Caucus also conducts peer-to-peer engagement of new mayor members, presents Caucus policies and positions, represents the Caucus at meetings and to visitors and serves as a legislative committee as needed.